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Should pregnant women be tested for herpes?

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A woman who's going to have a baby should know whether she has genital herpes. It's rare for a mother to give herpes to her newborn. But if it's a new infection or she's having an outbreak during delivery, she may need to have a C-section.

From: Genital Herpes Testing WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  The American Social Health Association web site. 

CDC web site. 

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases web site.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 09, 2018

SOURCES:  The American Social Health Association web site. 

CDC web site. 

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases web site.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 09, 2018

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